Toyota is displaying two robots designed to provide support in medical treatment and nursing in Tokyo this month.
The company is at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation Show, showing off technology designed to help patients’ get back on their feet.
The first is the Walk Training Assist robot, made for people who have lost the use of a leg. First announced in 2011, it attaches to the leg and can be used to improve recovery from an injury or to make things like using stairs, sitting down and getting up easier.
The updated version uses lightweight materials and pressure sensors keep walking comfortable at any pace, and TMC is currently working with healthcare groups to develop and make it commercially available.
The second robot at the show is an updated Patient Transfer robot, which makes it easier for patients to move either from a sitting position to a bed (or vice versa), and reduce the daily strain on medical workers – 70% of whom suffer from back pain due to lifting and assisting patients.
The Home Care and Rehabilitation Show is taking place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center in Koto Ward from 26-28 September.